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Moro traditional leaders call for passage of original BBL

COTABATO CITY — Muslim traditional leaders and Royal ladies of the Bangsamoro representing various sultanates in Minda-nao have appealed for Congress to act on the passage of the agreed version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Traditional leaders have gathered Monday at Alnor Convention Center, Cota-bato City and came up ...

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ARMM proposes P45-B 2016 budget

COTABATO CITY – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (AR MM) has proposed a budget of P45 billion for next year, 60 percent of which will be allotted for development projects. In an interview Friday, ARMM executive secretary lawyer Laisa Alamia said most of these projects will focus on government ...

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SUSPECTED GUNRUNNER ARRESTED IN MAGUINDANAO

COTABATO City– Joint police and Army units in Maguindanao on Tuesday arrested one of the two suspects believed engaged in gunrunning activities in Datu Paglas town. Senior Superintendent Edwin Quilates, regional director of Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), identified the suspect as Rasid Madidis, 44, of ...

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ARMY, PNP LAUNCH MANHUNT VS MAGUINDANAO VILLAGE CHAIR KILLER

COTABATO City– Police operatives in North Cotabato, backed by the military, are hunting down two men who shot dead a Maguindanao village chieftain on Monday, police said yesterday. Supt. Bernard Tayong, speaking for the North Cotabato police office, said Melly Pinagayao, 44, village chief of Barangay Lasangan, Gen. SK Pendatun, ...

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Socot to review support program for MSMEs

GENERAL Santos City – The provincial government of South Cotabato will revisit its support initiatives for local cottage industries to address the lack of quality products. South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes said Tuesday they will review the implementation of product development and promotion programs for local micro, small and medium ...

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Seven food poisoning victims still in hospital

COTABATO CITY — Seven of the 28 victims of food poisoning in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao remained in the hospital, authorities said. Mayor Shameen Mas-tura of Sultan Kudarat town said the rest of the victims, who were downed by what medical officers described as contaminated grilled fish and macaroni salad, were ...

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City mayor’s secretary survives slay try

COTABATO CITY — The secretary to the city mayor was seriously woun-ded in an attack staged by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants at mid-afternoon on Tuesday. Aniceto “Boy” Rasalan sustained gunshot wounds in his face and body but survived the attack. Reports said Rasalan was driving a government-owned Mitsubishi L-300 van along Sinsuat ...

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